FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady is back in the record books, and this time it might be for good.
The New England Patriots quarterback completed a 5-yard pass to wide receiver Julian Edelman in the first quarter of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium to break Peyton Manning’s record for the most career playoff passing yards in NFL history.
As you might recall, Brady vaulted over Manning in last Sunday’s divisional-round win over the Baltimore Ravens. Yet Manning’s Denver Broncos played their divisional game after the Patriots, allowing the 38-year-old to (barely) reclaim his record by reaching 6,800 career playoff passing yards in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Brady entered Sunday needing just 9 passing yards to unseat Manning again, and he didn’t waste any time in doing it. With Manning out of the playoffs and facing an uncertain future, there’s a good chance Brady can chalk this up as a win over his archrival.
Brady also owns the NFL record for most career playoff touchdown passes, with 46 entering Sunday’s game.
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